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 Mineral Specimen Photography
Table top - inclined view

Table top photography with inclined view of camera is an alternative to vertical view with cameras on a repro stand.  There are several reasons  to this type of arragment:  It is the way we "natural look"  and this  can handle very large specimens , which can be difficult for the vertical view of the camera. There is some tendency that larger specimens are photographed with  inclined view  and smaller with the digital microscope type of vertical view.
Specimen on acryl-glass plate, direct light is causing shadows.
duffusor tunnel linien
A diffusor tunnel can be used to have soft shadows and a almost white background .  The Acryl glass plate is illuminated with an extra light (left). The red lines show the near and far distance borders of the picture taken.
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